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Definitions of display

  1. attract attention by displaying some body part or posing; of animals
  2. something shown to the public; " the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"
  3. a visual representation of something
  4. an electronic device that represents information in visual form
  5. something intended to communicate a particular impression; " made a display of strength"; " a show of impatience"; " a good show of looking interested"
  6. exhibiting openly in public view; " a display of courage"
  7. behavior that makes your feelings public; " a display of emotion"
  8. make clear and visible; " The article revealed the policies of the government"
  9. to show, make visible or apparent; " The Metropolitan Museum is exhibiting Goya's works this month"; " Why don't you show your nice legs and wear shorter skirts?"; " National leaders will have to display the highest skills of statesmanship"
  10. To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
  11. To extend the front of ( a column), bringing it into line.
  12. To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
  13. To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
  14. To discover; to descry.
  15. To make a display; to act as one making a show or demonstration.
  16. An opening or unfolding; exhibition; manifestation.
  17. To spread out; unfold; show.
  18. To make a show of something.
  19. A parade or show.
  20. Displayed.
  21. Displaying.
  22. To unfold or spread out: to exhibit: to set out ostentatiously.
  23. A displaying or unfolding: exhibition: ostentatious show.
  24. DISPLAYER.
  25. Exhibition; ostentatious show.
  26. To spread out; exhibit.
  27. To make manifest or conspicuous; parade; open; unfold; expose; make a display.
  28. The act of spreading out, unfolding, or bringing to the view or to the mind; ostentatious show.
  29. Unfolding; an exhibition of anything to the view; show with ostentation.
  30. To unfold or spread out; to spread before the view; to exhibit; to make an ostentatious exhibition of; to parade.
  31. To make a display.
  32. To spread wide; to open; to expand; to show; to spread before the eyes or mind; to make manifest.
  33. Show; exhibition of anything to the view.
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Usage examples for display

  1. Would you advise me to make a big display of five- and- ten- cent goods before he has a chance to open the store? – Dawson Black: Retail Merchant by Harold Whitehead
  2. Military display does not impress the ordinary Indian. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  3. Mrs. Vansittart was studying her programme, and did not look up or display the slightest interest in what he was saying. – Roden's Corner by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. This display of feeling restored Mr. Ferris to himself. – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  5. What was a generation ago considered improper is now generally accepted as a subject for display. – Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents The Mazengarb Report (1954) by Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
  6. He leaned over the edge of the cliff to display a folded paper and a fountain- pen. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  7. The Imperial Light Horse have shown their courage, and have only to display their discipline to equal advantage to be considered first- class soldiers. – London to Ladysmith via Pretoria by Winston Spencer Churchill
  8. I was not in the least frightened by her display of the pistol. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  9. In its earliest days, gentlemen, armed only with the rejon, the short spear of the original Iberian, about four feet long, fought in the arena with the bulls, and it was always a fair trial of skill and a display of good horsemanship. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
  10. When she asked Macleod if he would join in it, he answered by asking her to be his partner, as he would be ashamed to display his ignorance before an absolute stranger. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  11. Let us hope there will be no occasion for the display of my fire- works. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  12. But we shall hardly do it justice unless we remember that this is the first national display of the kind in the progress of modern Europe. – Anglo-Saxon Literature by John Earle
  13. Its thought itself, properly speaking, and this display of science, are only one of the forms of its inner activity. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  14. And after such a display of courage she said quite brightly to Constantia, " Which do you prefer, Con?" – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  15. Andrew had never seen any display of natural forces to equal this, and when he went into the shack for supper he found that he could not get the recollection of it out of his mind. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  16. Then, with a display of self- command which did him credit, he drew himself upright, with an air of dignity which well became him. – The Beetle A Mystery by Richard Marsh
  17. In the case of Mobile Bay, the narrow and direct character of the approach by the main ship channel left little opportunity for skill to display itself. – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan
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